Wednesday 17 January 2018

Good Morning Britain forced off the air after fire rips through ITV buildings

A fire ripped though the ITV buildings this morning Photo via Twitter: @BenShephard
A fire ripped though the ITV buildings this morning Photo via Twitter: @BenShephard Newsdesk Newsdesk

The cast of Good Morning Britain were forced to drop everything and evacuate studio as a fire ripped through ITV studios this morning.

The fire ignited in the building’s production office just before 6AM and the London Fire Brigade are attending the scene.

The popular morning programme hosted by Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard was pulled off air as the studio’s occupants fled the building.

A message on the GMB Twitter account read: "We've been evacuated because of a fire alarm. Everyone's safe and we're hoping to get back in and on air ASAP."

Holly Brockwell who was set to be a guest on this morning’s show tweeted a photograph which showed smoke pouring out of the windows of ITV studios.

Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard tweeted a photograph of his co-host posting with London Fire Brigade members.

He then divulged that the cast had gone to the local cafe for tea and bacon sarnies.

“Outlook for getting back on air not great - outlook for coffee + bacon sarnie much better,” he tweeted.

Four fire engines attended the scene this morning and 20 crew tackled the blaze.

London Fire Brigade’s latest tweet said: "GMB off air while we tackle fire at ITV Studios. A room on the 1st floor is alight. 50 people evacuated."

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